So apparently, this Gap ad was perceived to be racist*–despite efforts to explain the pose:
Yet, as far as I can tell, this earlier version was not perceived in a similar way:
But putting that debate aside, I’d like to point out one small(ish) detail that’s getting missed:
Either Cherokee/Target or Gap has some ‘splainin to do. Who wants to go first?
* And since perception (not truth) is all that really matters these days, it must in fact be racist.